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Mr. Jimmy Reginal Sailors

June 17, 1936 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 81)

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jimmy Reginal Sailors, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Mr. Sailors was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a son to the late Young Zenith Sailors and the late Christine Langford Sailors. Mr. Sailors graduated from Jefferson High School, attended Georgia Tech and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Mr. Sailors was a member of the Jefferson First United Methodist Church, had served in the Army Reserve, and was retired from Mennel Milling where he was a General Manager. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sailors was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Elaine Lyle Sailors on December 17, 2014. He was also preceded in death by his grandchildren, Bradley and Jennifer Whittaker.

Survivors include his children, Susan Bruce and her husband Joe of Maryville, Tennessee, Julie Prince and her husband Bill of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, David Sailors and his wife Shannon of Jefferson, Lynn Dams and her husband Kevin of Jefferson; sister, Debby Dowdy of Sandy Springs; Grandchildren, Jason Phillips, Travis Phillips, Ashley Whittaker, Jimmy Whittaker, Cory Dams and Holly Dams; Great Grandchildren, Sydney Phillips, Bentley Phillips, Kaylee and Megan Graham, and future great grandson George Sailors Phillips.

A private family Memorial Service will be held on a later date.

Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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